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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:40 AM
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Neil Diamond: "Sweet Caroline" was Caroline Kennedy
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071120/ap_on_en_mu/people_...

Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."

"I've never discussed it with anybody before intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."

He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's 50th birthday party.

Diamond was a "young, broke songwriter" when a photo of the president's daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.

"It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond recalled. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there."
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:49 AM
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1. ba ba daaaaaaaaaa!
someone had to do it.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:52 AM
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2. SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:53 AM
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3. that right there is why you are the awesome.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:56 AM
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4. ...or at least proves that I'm a real alcoholic. :)
I can do the hand claps in "Take The Money And Run" on command too. :D

...man, thank god I quit drinking...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:00 AM
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7. LOVE IT!
:thumbsup:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:57 AM
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5. Next up....Carly Simon tells us who was the inspiration to "You're So Vain"
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:30 AM
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10. And Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good"
:bounce:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 01:35 PM
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17. And Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
:woohoo:
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electprogdems Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 10:59 AM
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6. i just got done reading and posting this story in GD
as they can always use sweet natured stories in there ;-) ;-) ;-)

But can you imagine Neil Diamond performing a song at your 50th birthday party, and then saying he wrote it about you!!! Very very heartwarming.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:03 AM
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8. I'm glad you did it
I was afraid I'd get flamed ;)
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electprogdems Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:21 AM
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9. hey if sappy stories help people
remember we are all on the same side, post away!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 11:38 AM
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11. I'm with you
I just seem to be shark bait these days! :P
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 12:19 PM
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12. Cover of Life magazine


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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 01:15 PM
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13. Thanks!
Must've been the pic he was talking about.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 01:21 PM
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15. That's what I was thinking
Searched the internets for a while and that looked like the most likely candidate.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 01:15 PM
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14. Whoops
I duped ya. Sorry
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 01:23 PM
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16. No worries
:hi:
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